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30 Players: Despaigne Hopes To Build On Rookie Year For Padres

So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.

04/11/2015

CC Sabathia hands the ball to Yankees manager Joe Girardi as he leaves a game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium on April 9, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

CC Sabathia Better Than Outcome Indicates In Yankees’ Loss

Coming off right knee surgery in July and making his first start since last May, the big lefty threw his fastball 88-90 mph but had good downward tilt on his slider.

04/10/2015

Matt Harvey pitches in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats’ Harper On Harvey: ‘He’s Going To Be Cy Young One Day’

Now that’s how you return from Tommy John surgery. Mets ace Matt Harvey impressed everyone in the ballpark in his first start in nearly 20 months.

04/10/2015

Alex Rodriguez follows through on a sixth-inning home run against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on April 9, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

A-Rod Launches 655th Home Run, First Since 2013

Alex Rodriguez tossed his bat aside and rounded the bases without any fanfare, though the drive invigorated a small crowd on a cold night at Yankee Stadium.

04/10/2015

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30 Players: Tomas’ Time Will Come Sooner Than Later For D-backs

The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.

04/10/2015

Craig Carton fires back at Mets GM Sandy Alderson on April 9, 2015. (credit: CBS Sports Network)

WFAN’s Carton Fires Back, Compares Mets GM To ‘Club-Footed Yak’

Sandy Alderson is a funny guy. That much we know. But maybe the Mets general manager chose the wrong targets on Wednesday.

04/09/2015

Matt Harvey throws a pitch during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on March 11, 2015 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Now It Counts: Mets’ Harvey Set For Big Return Against Nationals

Matt Harvey has been itching to help the Mets. That day has finally arrived. New York’s ace, with his surgically repaired elbow, will take the mound Thursday afternoon in Washington.

04/09/2015

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Alderson, Mets Make Show Of Defusing Lineup-Gate

“Hey, Terry. Here’s your lineup for tomorrow,” the Mets GM said in front of reporters. Finishing the bit, Collins put the prop in a pocket and joked, “I was waiting for that all day.”

04/09/2015

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30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ Springer

Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.

04/09/2015

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30 Players: Dodgers’ Rookie Pederson Ready To Burst Onto LA Scene

An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.

04/08/2015

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30 Players: Zunino Looks To Build Off Tremendous Spring For Mariners

Mike Zunino’s first full season with the Mariners was an intriguing one, as the young catcher showed off some of the skills that prompted Seattle to take him third overall in the 2012 draft. But he also showed a lot of his inexperience and a continued lack of plate discipline over the course of 131 games.

04/07/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 06: The Washington Nationals mascot Screech takes the field before the start of the Nationals game against the New York Mets during Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Top 10 Best Sports Days Of The Year

Let’s take a look at the contenders for the best day of the sports year.

04/07/2015

Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals on April 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mets Fans Catch Opening Day Action At Citi Field

The Mets went up against the Washington Nationals and more than 10,000 fans lined up in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda to catch all the game day action.

04/06/2015

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 06: A general view of Marlins Park during Opening Day between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MLB Opening Day: The Best Opening Day Tweets

Joy filled the air at America’s ballparks and it even permeated its way into the social media universe as well.

04/06/2015

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays line up for the national anthems on Opening Day on April 6, 2015 at Yankee Stadium.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

PHOTOS: Opening Day At Yankee Stadium

Hopes are high as the Yankees begin their 2015 season against Toronto in the Bronx.

04/06/2015

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